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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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02 June, 2015

Yellow Pimpernel: in a shady glade | Nature Notes from Dorset

I am sure most of use are familar with the common 'weed', the scarlet pimpernel; its colour makes it one of our most distinctive flowers. Lesser known is the yellow pimpernel (Lysimachia nemorum) which is similar in shape and structure but obvioulsy a very different colour. The two are both members of the primrose family although not closely, the yellow pimpernel is a loosestrife.
The yellow pimpernel is a low, creeping plant of damp woodlands and is fairly common on heavy soils where moisture is retained for much of the time. The Latin name 'nemorum means 'of a grove or glade'. 

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